8 July 2013 – Geosynthetic clay liners (GCL) have been successfully used for many years as a natural sealing option for groundwater protection, contaminated site remediation, landfill construction, hydraulic engineering and road construction applications.
The continuing development of industrially manufactured bentonite sealing systems has culminated in a new product, Tektoseal®, as the latest development of the world’s leading geosynthetics manufacturer, Huesker Synthetic. Building on the company’s long and successful track record in sealing projects with NaBento® (market-leading stitched bentonite composite), Tektoseal® is a further intelligent composite liner, which boasts an improved internal angle of friction, increased shear strength and optimized outer friction properties.
Tektoseal® is a multi-component system made from a high-tensile base, internal sealing material consisting of granulated sodium bentonite and a robust nonwoven as the top layer. A special precision-needling technique, based on state-of-the-art engineering, is used to join together the three components to produce a homogeneous, structurally continuous liner sheet.
As a result of the special manufacturing techniques, Tektoseal® is not only particularly economical, it is also environmentally friendly. The extremely thin construction (< 10 mm) achieves at least the same sealing effect as conventional clay liners. Furthermore, it produces very little dust and its optimum roll width of over 5 m makes it quick and easy to install.
Tektoseal® is an attractive, high-quality product which enhances Huesker’s portfolio of innovative geosynthetic solutions. The Huesker product range, backed by the design and consultancy services of the company’s engineers, thus enables clients and designers to tackle even the most challenging of construction projects.
About HUESKER Synthetic GmbH
The HUESKER Group is the world’s leading manufacturer of geosynthetics, agricultural and industrial textiles. Its products and services provide solutions for the business areas Earthworks and Foundations, Roads and Pavements, Environmental Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering as well as applications in Industry and Agriculture. As a pioneer of textile fabrics, HUESKER has helped to shape the international markets for more than 150 years.
The corporate head office of the HUESKER Group is located in Gescher (Westphalia), Germany. The company also has subsidiaries in Great Britain, Spain, Italy, France, the USA and Brazil. Furthermore, HUESKER works together closely with trading and distribution partners as well as having its own sales branches in more than 60 countries. This ensures that HUESKER is able to market its cutting-edge products and provide highly qualified engineering consultancy services worldwide.
Today, HUESKER offers a wide palette of products, including synthetic geogrids, woven and knitted fabrics, composite materials and geosynthetic clay layers. Nonwoven fabrics, drainage and erosion protection mats complete the range.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions.
Britta Gausling, Master of Communications Management (FH)
Phone: +49 (0) 25 42 / 701–318
Fax: +49 (0) 25 42 / 701–481